“If you have a big goal, it will not come easily or instantly. Instead, it will often be rooted in disappointment and frustration. But if you keep pushing for it, eventually there will come a time when the thing you want just sneaks up on you. This moment will be worth it so earn it!”
One of the goals I have been passionate about for years is giving a TEDx talk. It has just been something that really intrigued me since I became aware of the conference.
So, I did what I now tell thousands of people do when they want something. I wrote this goal down for 6 months and started to take action.
But despite my efforts, nothing happened. Well, I shouldn’t say nothing because I proceeded to be rejected 5 times straight by TEDx conference planners.
It was frustrating. It came to a point where I momentarily doubted the effectiveness of goals. How could I be working the process and not get results?
Yet through these frustrations, I kept writing down my goal. And I kept my eye out for opportunities to bring it to fruition.
It took longer than I expected, but the opportunity to speak at TEDx recently came. The interesting part was that it came naturally through relationships when I didn’t expect it.
The lesson I learned is that sometimes there is a delayed nature to goal setting. When results don’t come, we tend to think it isn’t working. Instead, it just needed time to unfold.
In this episode, I talk about how to give yourself a shot to achieve your goals when they take longer than expected.
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